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Jane Magnus-Stinson

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Jane Magnus-Stinson
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   6/9/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Larry McKinney
Past post:   Magistrate Judge
Past term:   2007 - 2010
Personal History
Born:   1958
Hometown:   LaCrosse, WI
Undergraduate:   Butler U., B.A., 1979
Law School:   Indiana U. School of Law, J.D., 1983

Jane Elizabeth Magnus-Stinson is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.[1][2]

Magnus-Stimson was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate for a seat as a federal judge on the Southern District of Indiana.

Early life and education

Magnus-Stimson graduated from Butler University in 1979 with her bachelor's degree and graduated with her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis in 1983.[2][3][4]

Professional career

  • 1991: Executive Assistant
  • 1991-1995: Counsel
  • 1994-1995: Deputy Chief of Staff

Judicial career

Southern District of Indiana

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Jane Magnus-Stinson
 Court:Southern District of Indiana
 Progress:Confirmed 138 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:January 20, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:February 11, 2010
ApprovedAReported:March 11, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:June 7, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

On January 18, 2010 Magnus-Stinson was recommended for nomination as a justice for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to President Obama by Senators Evan Bayh and Richard Lugar. The seat that Magnus-Stinson was nominated for was vacated when Larry McKinney took senior status in 2009.[3][6]

Magnus-Stinson received a rating of Unanimously Well Qualified from the American Bar Association.[7]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Magnus-Stinson's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Magnus-Stinson had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 11, 2010.[7] The Committee voted to forward her nomination to the full Senate on March 11, 2010 and the Senate voted to confirm her on June 7, 2010 by voice vote.[8]

Awards and associations

  • Member of the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Pro Bono Standing Committee
  • Co-chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Professionalism Committee
  • Moderator of the Indianapolis Bar Association leadership series
  • Named Outstanding Judge by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Received the Outstanding Service Award from the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault[1]

See also

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Larry McKinney
Southern District of Indiana
Seat #1
Succeeded by: